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Dutchlady1
May 16, 2012 2:22 PM CST
Oh that looks very good! Are you watering them now?

Name: Brian
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bearsearch
May 16, 2012 2:31 PM CST
Yes I have started watering but I do let it dry well between. Does it need any fertilizer at this point or should I wait for a while?

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Dutchlady1
May 16, 2012 2:56 PM CST
I would wait until it gets growing well.

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tarev
May 16, 2012 2:58 PM CST
Oh lucky you! I had to chop off one of my cuttings.. Rolling my eyes.
Name: Brian
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bearsearch
Jun 1, 2012 7:11 PM CST
It Died! Crying Rotted in the centre of the stem where the deepest wrinkling was.
Name: Michael Hicks
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chefmike92
Jun 1, 2012 7:18 PM CST
i have 2 looking very dehydrated but i pricked with a needle and white sap still fingers crossed!! but not holding my breath!!!

sorry you lost that one sometimes theirs nothing you can do.


mike

Name: tarev
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tarev
Jun 1, 2012 7:43 PM CST
Oh that's so sad Brian! Sad ...but don't despair..hey, I am on my third attempt ...now you can buy another cutting! Smiling
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dyzzypyxxy
Jun 1, 2012 8:50 PM CST
Brian, if you still have the top part with the leaves, I would not give up on it yet. Try cutting off the rotted part, let the cut end dry, then stick it in a pot? Mist the leaves until you have roots agaon.

Plummies grow nicely in the ground here. I got one as a gift from my daughter a few years ago. She went to Hawaii for her honeymoon and brought it back for me, just a shriveled stick in a bag. I was very doubtful, but today it is a lovely 5ft. shrub and is blooming right now. (it's dark out or I'd post a picture). I did just what you did, and mine also went mushy in the middle and flopped over. I ignored it, it was depressing me so much, and darned if the top part, lying despondently on the ground, didn't put out little roots and keep growing!

I also have one that was in the garden here when we bought the house. We had two record cold winters, '09 and '10 and it died right back to the ground. Both years it came back from the roots. I have not seen hide nor hair of it since 2 years ago, but darned if it isn't putting up new leaves again this year! I'm going to pot it up and give it a new home if it will keep rising like the phoenix. It's a lovely red one.

Point is, these things are resilient! Here's a shot of my Hawaiian one from last year.
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Dutchlady1
Jun 2, 2012 9:35 AM CST
Beautiful!!

Name: Brian
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bearsearch
Jul 24, 2012 7:06 PM CST
I am pleased to say that my cutting didn't die. I had it in a sunny spot but I think it got baked by the sun through my window. When I had posted that it died, all the leaves had dried and the stem was very spongy so I thought it had died. I moved it to an area I put stuff till I can take it to my composter and when I picked it up again it had small new leaves coming. I gave it a little spritz and it grew. I now have 6 healthy leaves with more coming. The stem still feels more squishy than I think it should but it is growing.
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Dutchlady1
Jul 24, 2012 7:09 PM CST
That is good news!

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printmaster
Jul 25, 2012 7:00 AM CST
Good news!
Elaine -- very pretty!
Name: Brian
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bearsearch
Feb 23, 2013 7:41 AM CST
New cuttings, New Year and hopefully a new and positive experience with plumeria! My plant from last year finally did die, it rotted from the center where the heaviest of the soft wrinkling was. I've just purchased 3 new cuttings and this time I picked them out myself so there are no soft wrinkly sections on them. My question is What is the best kind of potting medium to use? Obviously I have to keep them potted because of where I live and I know they need good drainage but I'm wondering what other people use for planting medium while your younger plants are in pots? What I had used before was a peat based potting soil with lots of varying sized grains of sand to small sized gravel. It was heavy (probably too heavy) but it did drain quickly. Would a looser, more open medium work better? I have some turface (expanded clay pellets), Coir ( both shredded and chunk) Peat and non peat based potting soil, sand and small grain aquarium gravel to use. Can anyone recommend a mix of any of that or some other material more suitable? I was also wondering about the use of small bark chips? I would appreciate any suggestions and recommendations. Thanks!!
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chefmike92
Feb 23, 2013 4:46 PM CST
Brian
Others can chime in but in my experience i dont use peat at all holds water to long. coir is a new rave with a lot of plumeria growers i have tried it but i dont give it any higher marks and if you not careful some has a high salt content.

with cutting to root them you need GREAAT draining mix I mix my own for everything plumeria cuttings i use 1/3 per lite (i put it threw a screen now what i have been getting there is a LOT of dust and small to small pieces 1/3 coarse sand and small rock chips and 1/3 good good potting soil (my mix) or organic matter. i fill my pots 3/4 the way and water down. then i let stand for 2 days to drain and dry in sun for a bit Then i use a pole and make a hole in it and dip my cutting in rooting hormone and insert in hole making sure to not have on bottom of put tamp soil around it and stake it and tie it good no movement. put some where that the soil is warm and NO MORE WATER until starts to form leaves. you can use a spray bottle if it start to look like its getting to wrinkled but heat heat heat ( i read some where not over 100 deg but 80-85 for soil temps is great


dont use to big of pot unless you are gang rooting the soil will stay to wet for to long I go 1 gal pot 1 cutting or 3 gal pot 3-6 cuttings but not full of soil

gang rooting i have had best luck with

some one else can chime in also what they use

just no water barely damp when planted and wait i have had rooting take 2 weeks and had that took 3 months for some reds that is a long time longer then normal but you cant rush them
Name: Brian
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bearsearch
Feb 25, 2013 12:38 PM CST
Thanks Mike. I hope these live this time!
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tarev
Feb 26, 2013 12:28 PM CST
I have been trying to grow plumies as well now on my third attempt which started last year. I have learned the hard way how stem rot sets in on my first two attempts. So now I have left it alone by our south facing window keeping it dry ignoring it totally this winter. So far the old leaves have dried up and I see that the whole tip area is glistening so it must be starting to awaken. But still keeping away from it till our outdoor overnight temps reaches at least 50 to 55F. Sometimes so hard to ignore it but this one seems to be doing better when neglected during this time Smiling

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Dutchlady1
Feb 26, 2013 12:39 PM CST
Yep - ignore is the answer. Blinking

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cyra
Apr 12, 2013 1:15 PM CST
Plumies are funny. They seem to do better with benign neglect than TLC...am learning to adapt.
I use a mix of 1/2 perlite, 1/2 cactus/palm mix, and mix some aquarium gravel into that, to give the soil enough holding power to keep my cuttings upright. I still use small landscape river rocks on top of the soil for support, and stake the cuttings after they have leaves, but am careful not to hit the roots when adding the stakes.
I wish you better success with your next cutting, Bearsearch, or you can always do what I do, to hedge my bets. I also grow seedlings:) Keeps me occupied, but mostly, it keeps me from killing my cuttings with too much care.
Name: Brian
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bearsearch
Apr 12, 2013 2:16 PM CST
So far my new cuttings are doing very well! Nice new growth on top and all three stems are still nice and firm. I put the plants on the top shelf of my light stand this time where they get lots of heat, strong light and dry out quickly if I happen to splash them when watering their neighbours. Only trouble is there isn't any room for them to grow up there so I hope it warms up soon so I can put them where there is room for them to grow.

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